Golfers advance to state
Schuelke, Johannes turn in medalist rounds
By Greg Seubert
Ryan Schuelke and Robert Johannes picked the perfect time to shoot a solid round of golf.
The juniors from Manawa and Amherst, respectively, were medalists at their respective WIAA sectional meets May 30 and competed this week at the state boys’ golf meet in Verona.
Schuelke and Mishicot’s Austin Schnell led all golfers with a 74 at the Division 3 Iola-Scandinavia Sectional at Iola’s Glacier Wood Golf Club, while Johannes shot a 77 at the Division 2 Xavier Sectional at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton.
Pacelli and Coleman advanced to state as teams with scores of 382 and 385, respectively. Iola-Scandinavia finished third at 394, while other team scores were Marathon (403), Wabeno/Laona (416), Sevastopol (418), Crandon (424), Bonduel (429), Mishicot (431), Thorp (436), Lena (438) and Crivitz (440).
Iola-Scandinavia scores were Jon Bauer (89), Cody Breitzke (93), Carter Przybylski (104), Ben Cady (108) and Justin Krause (115).
Johannes, Marinette’s Dakota Langlois (78) and Peshtigo’s Bryce Jacobson (79) qualified as individuals, while Xavier and Winneconne qualified as a team.
Team scores were Xavier (326), Winneconne (333), New London (335), Waupaca (337), Peshtigo (340), Marinette (344), Luxemburg-Casco (356), Oconto (360), Mosinee (363), Wrightstown (364), Freedom (367) and Two Rivers (368).
Mason Gardner led the Comets with an 80, followed by Issac Wright (82), Noah Carrick (86), Logan Bunge (89) and Spencer Grams (91).
“We missed out going to state as a team by four strokes and Mason Gardner missed by one stroke as an individual,” coach Tom Noltner said. “It was another great year, as we advanced the entire team to sectionals and just missed out on the team going to state. This was a great group of guys to work with and I look forward to coaching the team we have coming back next year.”
New London’s scores were Landon Elsner (81), Matt Luebeck (82), Matt Fletcher (84) and Dylan Leahy and Will Cooley (88).
Amherst’s Vince Omernik shot a 90.
Hortonville’s Lucas Van Handel carded a 99 at Ridgeway Country Club to place 44th.